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Marcus Mariota "Loves" the Cowboys

Discussion in 'Draft Zone' started by IAmLegend, Dec 21, 2013.

  1. IAmLegend

    IAmLegend Well-Known Member

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    ...Therefore, we should draft him. :D

    -When a reporter told him that he had heard he grew up a big Cowboys fan, Mariota responded:

    "Yes, that is true. I grew up loving the Cowboys." He said he had posters of the Cowboys on his wall and even had a Dallas Cowboys bed-spread as well. Mariota went on to say that playing for them would be "Awesome" and "A dream come true for me."


    (Fast-forward to the 2:22 mark in the video in the link below for the clip)

    http://www.oregonlive.com/ducks/index.ssf/2013/12/oregon_ducks_football_marcus_m_10.html

    Anyways, he's already my favorite prospect to take over for Romo, but this just seems like a perfect fit to me. Mariota is only 20 and will be 21 when he comes out next year. That would be perfect for him to sit and learn the system for a couple years before taking over. And, we wouldn't have to change the system because it fit his skill set well. I doubt it happens, but I'd be a happy Cowboys fan if it did.
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  2. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/...rn-to-oregon-mariota-requested-grade-from-nfl

    After stating plans to return, Marcus Mariota requested NFL grade

    Quarterback Marcus Mariota is returning to the Oregon Ducks for the 2014 season, right?

    Maybe not.

    After releasing a statement Dec. 3 of his intentions to return to Oregon, the NFL Advisory Committee has since received Mariota's request for an evaluation, NFLDraftScout.com has confirmed.

    The timing of Mariota's request has been a source of contention in the weeks since his announcement.

    Former NFL scout and Senior Bowl contributor John Middlekauf initially reported that Mariota did not request his grade from the committee before announcing that he would return to Oregon. Rob Moseley, the editor of Oregon's official athletics website, GoDucks.com, refuted Middlekauf's report, stating that Mariota told him that he had, in fact, requested an evaluation. Considering that both reports came on December 7 -- four days after Mariota's statement -- it is possible that each is correct.

    Update: According to Craig Pintens, Oregon's senior associate athletic director, Mariota requested his grade "the day after the Civil War." When asked today by Portland Sports Radio station 750 The Game if his plans had changed, Mariota said, "To clear any confusion, I'm very blessed and thankful to come back."

    Regardless of the actual date Mariota requested his grade from the committee, what has become increasingly clear is that he made his statement without actually learning of his grade. Once he receives the grade -- expected to be a top 15 designation -- Mariota may have a harder time turning down the lure of an NFL paycheck.
  3. Chris in Arizona

    Chris in Arizona I am Death

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    Never, ever, ever, ever believe an underclassmen until after his team plays in their bowl game.
  4. RS12

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    Stanford made him look ordinary.
  5. Future

    Future Intramural Legend

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    Worse than.

    I don't trust any of these guys from Oregon on the offensive side of the ball.
  6. KDM256

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    I'm skeptical on Mariota as well and believe he made the right choice in going back to school.. I would like to see him polish his game some more before going into the pros.
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  7. IAmLegend

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    ANY QB will looks pedestrian when they're running for their life on every play. Watch the tape: Oregon's O-Line got completely dominated by Stanford's D-Line. Also, he was plying on a hurt knee (hence why he wore a knee brace that game). Anyways, Mariota rarely had time to set his feet and make a throw, but when he did, he usually made a really nice throw. If not for his scrambling ability it would've been even worse. There was one throw he missed where he under threw what would've been a TD pass but other than that I thought he played alright given the circumstances.

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  8. CowboysYanksLakers

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    I still like him as a PRO prospect, another year will do him good.
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  9. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    He keeps grabbing at that knee brace and limping around and maybe he will change his mind about staying in school another season.
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  10. cowboyschmps3

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    As much as I'd love this I think it's as impossible pick as saying we play this week, :(, if he were too drop for some reason than it be nice:)
  11. IAmLegend

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  12. IAmLegend

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    Mariota admitted the only NFL team he follows is the Cowboys, who have owned his heart since they rallied furiously to beat the Redskins in the 1999 season opener in the very first football game he remembers watching as a 6-year-old in Hawaii.

    “I grew up a Cowboys fan,” Mariota said. “My entire room is full of Cowboys stuff, because the first game I ever watched with my dad was a Cowboys game against the Redskins and the Cowboys came back to win. I was a Cowboys fan from then on.”


    http://nypost.com/2014/12/12/winning-heisman-may-be-start-of-marcus-mariotas-journey-to-jets/
  13. RS12

    RS12 Well-Known Member

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    Aint happenin. I think you need think more along the lines of Brett Hundley.
  14. speedkilz88

    speedkilz88 Well-Known Member

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    For many are invited, few are chosen.
  15. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    I saw quote this week that said something like "The best thing to happen to Mariota was not winning the Heisman this weekend. It was the Jets' 3rd win".
    lol
  16. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    Funny but not really true. If you're a legit future franchise QB, playing in that market should be preferable.
  17. Eric_Boyer

    Eric_Boyer Well-Known Member

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    market size doesn't mean **** if you are on a perennial loser.
  18. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    Thanks, Captain Obvious.

    But I don't think a future Peyton Manning or Aaron Rodgers is thinking whatever team they end up on will be a perennial loser.

    The bottom line is you win in New York and there really isn't a bigger stage nationally.
  19. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Yeah. That was in Peter King's opinion. I don't think Mariota would really feel that way.
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  20. Eric_Boyer

    Eric_Boyer Well-Known Member

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    ifs and buts. the Jets are the little brother in that market anyway. If I were to be drafted, I would hope I went to a stable organization and wouldn't give a rats *** about market size.

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